Skip to main content

William Michael Harnett sketchbook, 1870

William Michael Harnett sketchbook, 1870

Harnett, William Michael, 1848-1892

Item Information

Title: William Michael Harnett sketchbook

Date: 1870

Physical Details: Sketchbook : 15 p. : graphite ; 14 x 19 cm.

Description: Contains sketches on many of the pages' versos and on the inside of both the front and back covers.

Entire book is dedicated to sketches of decorative patterns for silver flatware. In addition, there are 3 studies of heads on the inside of the back cover.

Condition: Front and back covers have almost separated from sketchbook. Pages are becoming brittle and are starting to become unbound. Water stains are apparent on the front cover and throughout the sketchbook.

Creator: Harnett, William Michael, 1848-1892

Forms part of: William Harnett sketches, 1870

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation: William Michael Harnett sketchbook, 1870. William Harnett sketches, 1870. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 3372